Step Back into History and Help Us Tell The Stories of Pine Grove Cemetery!
Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For is a new theatrical cemetery walk program, made possible with the support of an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant. Working with Paul Arculus and the Lake Scugog Historical Society, Theatre 3×60 is creating original theatrical vignettes based on unusual, and occasionally mysterious, local heritage events and people, specifically the inhabitants of Prince Albert’s Pine Grove Cemetery. These vignettes will be performed onsite this summer, as part of Theatre 3×60’s Port Perry Summer Theatre programming.
We are looking for participants for both phases of this unique community project!
In phase one, we’ll be creating the scripts based on actual historical events. We are holding playbuilding workshops and encourage anyone interested in either theatre or local history to come and take part. Previous theatre experience is not necessary and you are not required to attend all the workshops, which will be led by resident playwright Graeme Powell and artistic director, Carey Nicholson.
The first workshop session takes place on Tuesday, April 18th and will include a brief introduction to the project and the process. Workshops will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until mid May to develop and workshop script material on each of the selected stories. The workshops are informal and creative, and are a fun opportunity to learn more about local heritage and theatrical creative process at the roots.
The second phase will see the scripts brought to life through the direction of Theatre 3×60 company member, Michael Serres. Again, we invite anyone interested in theatre or heritage to get involved as a performer. And again, previous theatre experience is not necessary. However, a commitment to attend rehearsals as required and to be available for performances is required. Rehearsals will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays, from late May to early July, with performances scheduled on alternating Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings through July and early August.
To sign up, ask further questions or get more details please contact project coordinator, Amy Barron (416) 627-3327, or at email@example.com
More information on the whole Pine Grove Plots project can be found here.
Join Us at Nestleton Waters Inn – Friday, May 5th
A Cadenza Cabaret: Songs from the Shower
Love of the Heart Dinner Date
Nestleton Waters the Inn invites you to enjoy Executive Chef Aaron’s Moss’ surprise dinner menu and an exclusive Cadenza Cabaret.
Each summer, Theatre 3×60 partners with Cadenza Productions to bring outstanding musical theatre to the Port Perry stage. Join Cadenza Productions founder, Carol Salamone and cast members from this summer’s upcoming musical cabaret, “Songs from the Shower” at the Inn, as they sing excerpts from the show and their own personal “guilty pleasure” favorites.
LIMITED SEATING: only 40 seats available in our luxurious lounge.
Tickets are $75/person (Dinner and Theatre Combined). Special discounted overnight B&B package (includes gourmet three course brunch, and discount shopping voucher for Port Perry boutique shopping) is also available.
For full details, and to book tickets/reservations click here!
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge
Friday, April 28th, 7 pm
PWYC (suggested donation $15)
Purchase preferred seating in advance here
Each year, Theatre 3×60 tours a socially relevant Canadian play to schools and community venues across Durham Region as part of its mandate to increase accessibility to live theatre. This past year, the company presented a powerful production of The Shape of a Girl, by Joan MacLeod. In 2017, the company brings Toronto Mississippi, also by Joan MacLeod, to Durham audiences.
Toronto Mississippi examines the power of hope and despair when people focus on what they have lost in life, versus what they have not yet discovered, and explores the concepts of disabilities, resilience, responsibility and tolerance The play focuses on Jhana, a developmentally challenged young adult, who, despite limitations, constantly seeks to reach out and grasp all she can from life. She is spontaneous, creative and curious. What limits her most are the adults in her life, who, despite their intact abilities, are crippled by loss and fear. Ironically, it is Jhana who carries a message of hope and has the ability to make her family whole.
The production is be directed by Theatre 3×60’s Joan Etienne, and features Durham based actors Carolyn Goff, Graeme Powell, Michael Serres and Nicole Vezeau in the cast.
This special encore staged reading is PWYC (pay what you can, suggested $15) at the door. Limited preferred general seating can be reserved, in advance only, for $15/ticket.
The Cast of Toronto Mississippi
A Toronto native, Carolyn moved to Port Perry two years ago and found a new home with The Borelians and now with Theatre 3×60. She has performed with The Borelians in Having Hope at Home and most recently last October in an incredible production of August: Osage County. She is thrilled to be joining Theatre 3×60 and sharing the stage with such a talented cast in Toronto Mississippi. Toronto was home to film and television credits including: Flashpoint, The Listener, Missing, Loser, The Mitchell Brothers among others.
Graeme is an actor and playwright currently residing in Sunderland. He has played dozens of roles throughout Durham Region, ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary Canadian works such as Vimy and The Drowsy Chaperone. His first play, Renovations, won the ACT-Co Award for Outstanding New Play in 2015 and his second play, All Together Now, was performed at the inaugural Durham Minifest in Port Perry last summer. He’s looking forward to his second tour with Theatre 3×60!
Michael has performed dozens of roles in productions throughout the Durham Region, from Captain Keller in Miracle Worker, to Doc in Crimes of the Heart, to Father Flynn in Doubt. He has also been recognized for his directing, and sound design work. “Acting, Drama, Theatre… the best part of it is that, while you are always striving for perfection, you never quite arrive, every new piece of knowledge and understanding opens up a new horizon to explore and learn from. And to get to do that with the immensely talented people at Theatre 3X60 is so exciting! There’s just a whole lotta shaken’ going’ on!”
Nicole is very excited to be a part of 3×60’s production of Toronto Mississippi and to be portraying such an exciting character as Jhana. Previously Nicole has been onstage at OLT and WCT in productions such as “The Miracle Worker” and “August Osage County”. Currently Nicole is the director for the Whitby Courthouse Theatre Youth Group and you can check out their production of Willy Wonka coming up in June. She’d like to thank Joan for giving her this opportunity on stage, and her family for their unwavering support.
Community Cabarets and Readings
Our FREE Concerts, Conversations & Readings will be back in 2017 as part of Port Perry Summer Theatre!
The words are the same, the action never is!
Durham Minifest returns August 11 & 12, 2017!
More information at – www.durhamminifest.weebly.com
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